The Missoula Public Library’s Big Apprehend 2018 — the month-long anniversary of columnist Ursula K. Le Guin’s books “A Wizard of Earthsea” and “Catwings” —comes to a aing this anniversary with the accident “Fantastic Tales & Ales/Wizard Academy Graduation,” which occurs on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Conflux Brewing Company, amid at 200 E. Main St.
During the event, we will bless the Wizard’s Academy Graduation with acceptance from the academy cogent their tales and account their poems. Local artist Keith Hardin will additionally accomplish Renaissance-themed music during the celebration.
NEA Big Apprehend is a affairs of the National Endowment for the Arts in affiliation with Arts Midwest.
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Coming up: BZN Film Rodeo
The Missoula Public Library is admiring to host the BZN Film Rodeo on Monday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the library’s Large Meeting room. The BZN Film Rodeo will action chargeless screenings of some of the award-winning films from Bozeman’s countdown BZN International Film Festival.
The black will abide of a alternation of abbreviate films, followed by “Mankiller”, a 73-minute documentary about Wilma Mankiller, the aboriginal changeable Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
The library will additionally accept adulatory candy and beverages during the event.
After the screenings, assemblage can altercate the films over a pint at the Dram Shop, amid at 229 E. Front St., which will be hosting an after-party with $1 off all beer and cider for BZN Film Rodeo attendees.
“American Gods” by Neil Gaiman (Ballentine Books, 2007) Call Number: GAIMAN AMERICA #1
Over ten years old, this still ability be of absorption to bodies who appetite to go to the agent of the Starz TV alternation — or who were tempted by the alternation but never watched it.
Much of columnist Neil Gaiman’s autograph — for kids, teens, and adults — seems deeply focused: on characters, on plot, on setting. “American Gods” is, instead, sprawling, rambling, ballsy — and that was acutely the intent. Like added immigrants, Gaiman capital to analyze all that makes America what it is: the landscapes, the excesses, the contradictions, the secrets and abnormally the mythologies.
He bases the adventure about an Everyman appearance called Shadow — an apt name for a actuality assertive amid bastille and freedom, amid backbone and vulnerability, and decidedly amid the apple of gods and the apple of mortals. Just appear from prison, Shadow meets a abstruse man who hires him as babysitter and odd-errand boy, all architecture against advancing for a awe-inspiring battle amid the old archetypal gods and the new American gods of business, technology, pop culture, etc. There’s a continued alley trip, a layover into baby boondocks America, a appointment to an archetypal kitsch-palace. And detours into actual narratives that at times assume obscurely accompanying to the all-embracing story.
It’s abounding with suspense, horror, humor, , brashness, and Gaiman’s brand blind of black and agitating melancholy. It’s a charge for Gaiman admirers — but newcomers ability bigger activate with “Neverwhere,” “Stardust,” or “The Graveyard Book.”
Reviewed by Dana McMurray
Special MakerSpace offerings
Wed., Oct. 31, at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about how you can accomplish simple ornaments, signs, and added air-conditioned things during this branch that appearance a affirmation of Carvey — a desktop abstraction apparatus that can carve designs and argument into a array of materials.
Weekly MakerSpace Offerings:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday from apex to 5 p.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Open Hours allows users to analyze the assets of the MakerSpace, or assignment on a activity of their choice
Community artistic autograph workshop
Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Drop-in ambiance absorption on the artistic autograph branch process
Registration is appropriate to appear MPL’s computer classes. Call 406-721-BOOK (2665) to register.
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